>Did I seem a bit stressed yesterday? I’m sorry, I’m not. I’m just tired – and that sad feeling seems to have gone.
It was a tough choice, but I finally decided which books/projects/magazines to take with me on Friday.
- The Dead Place by Stephen Booth
- Comeback by Dick Francis
- How to Write Your First Novel by Sophie King
- Catch the Rainbow
- How to Write for Magazines in One Weekend by Diana Cambridge
- 5 in 10: Create 5 Short Stories in 10 Weeks by Devon Ellington
- Writing Magazine
- Writers’ Forum
- Cumbria Magazine
- Radio Times
- DK RSPB Pocket Birds
- Lake District: Eastern Lakeland Walks
- OS Map OL5 The English Lakes North Eastern Area
Phew, I’ll need several book bags for that lot – a writing bag, a book bag, a computer bag, a walking bag …
I’m not taking the Voices book. Devon was right, I need to distance myself from it for a week or so, stop letting it weigh on my shoulders. If it’s not there, I can’t do anything with it so my psyche will, hopefully, stop fretting over it. My “feel good/motivational” books will be the novels and the magazines.
It’s my last day in the office for a fortnight. I have loose ends to tie up, and I’ll fill the car with petrol on the way home.
Ooh, ooh – heap big excitement. There’s a Kelly’s directory for Birmingham on CD from 1973/4, and it’s only £11.99 inc UK p&p. Guess what my first purchase is going to be when I get back. ;o) Thanks to everyone that commented on, or sent emails and messages or called as a result of, yesterday’s post. I think a Kelly’s is exactly what I need for some of those questions I have. A copy of the book itself would be wonderful, but I’ll be happy with a CD.